Kamloops, BC – Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR) is looking for motivated, fit citizens who are committed to serving their community as auxiliary firefighters at one of three fire stations:
- Station 4, 615 Porterfield Road, serving Westsyde
- Station 5, Heffley Creek Road, serving Rayleigh and Heffley Creek
- Station 6, 5300 Dallas Drive, serving Dallas and Barnhartvale
KFR is looking for candidates who live within 8 km of each of these stations to minimize response times in the event of an emergency.
Auxiliary firefighters support the services provided by full-time firefighters in an effort to prevent loss of life or property. Duties and responsibilities include responding to fires and emergencies, routine apparatus maintenance, and weekly training.
Interested applicants can visit Station 1 at 1205 Summit Drive to pick up a comprehensive manual that outlines the criteria and testing regimen required for selection as an auxiliary firefighter. In addition, an information session will be held on Wednesday, February 21, at 6:00 pm at the KFR Training Centre on Bunker Road.
Training is provided; however, preference will be given to those with prior National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) accreditation. The deadline to apply is February 23, 2018. The screening and application process will take approximately 6 to 8 weeks, after which successful applicants will be required to attend Saturday training for several consecutive weeks.
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Steve Robinson, Assistant Fire Chief
Kamloops Fire Rescue